American Animators active until 1970 - Letter I



IDELSON, William J. (21 Aug 1919-31 Dec 2007)

Story: HANNA-BARBERA -64- (The Flintstones 65)


IGNATIEV, Alexander (Alex) (16 Apr 1913-12 Oct 1995)

Layouts: SCHLESINGER/WARNER BROS. -40-41-; UPA -55-56; TV SPOTS 57-58 (Crusader Rabbit 57-59); WARNER BROS. c62-63 (Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog 63 [Woollen Under Where?] [Chuck JONES Unit]); HANNA-BARBERA c63-72/75-78 (Adventures of Jonny Quest 64-65, The Flintstones 65, Scooby Doo Where Are You 69-71, The Harlem Globetrotters 70-73, The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show 71-72, The New Scooby-Doo Movies 72-74, Charlotte's Web 73, Dynomutt Dog Wonder 76-78, Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics 77-78, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels 77-80); KRANTZ/BAKSHI c72-73 (Heavy Traffic 73); KRANTZ c73 (The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat 74); RUBY-SPEARS c78 (Fangface 78-79); FILMATION c79-81 (The New Adventures of Tom and Jerry 80-82)

Animator: HANNA-BARBERA c63 (Loopy de Loop 63 [Not in Nottingham 63, Drum Sticked 63]); WARNER BROS. c63 (Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck 64 [The Iceman Ducketh 64]); BAKSHI c72 (Heavy Traffic 73)


INMAN, Robert (Bob)

Color Styling: UPA c61-62 (Gay Purr-ee 62, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol 62)

Backgrounds: CAMBRIA c64-65 (New Three Stooges 65); TOWER 12 PRODUCTIONS/MGM 66 (Tom and Jerry 66-67 [Love Me Love My Mouse 66, The A-Tom-inable Snowman 66, The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. 67]); CHUCK JONES c66/72 (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 66, A Very Merry Cricket 73); HANNA-BARBERA c67-71 (The Banana Splits Adventure Hour 68-70, The Cattanooga Cats 69, The Roman Holidays 72, Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space 72)


IRWIN, Frank

Models: JOHN SUTHERLAND c46 (Daffy Ditty 46 [The Lady Says No])


IRWIN, Lewis (Lew)

Animator: MELENDEZ Late 60s (A Boy Named Charlie Brown 69)

Assistant Animator: KRANTZ c73 (The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat 74)


ISHII, Chris K. (11 Aug 1919-6 Nov 2001)


Creative Director/Director: UPA [NY] c58 (Mr. Magoo 59 [Terror Faces Magoo])


ISING, Rudolf (7 Aug 1903-18 July 1992)

Animator/Director: LAUGH-O-GRAMS [DISNEY] 22-23 (Laugh-O-Grams 22); DISNEY 25-28 (Alice in Cartoonland 25-27, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 27-28); MINTZ/COLUMBIA/SCREEN GEMS 28-29; LANTZ 40s- -50s?

Co-Owner/Animator/Director: ARABIAN NIGHTS STUDIO 23-25

Co-Owner/Director: HARMAN-ISING 29-38 (Bosko 30-33 [for WARNER BROS.], Cubby the Bear 33-34 [for VAN BEUREN], Happy Harmonies 34-38 [including Bosko, for MGM], Silly Symphony 38 [Merbabies, for DISNEY])

Director/Story: MGM Oct 38-5 Oct 42 (The Little Goldfish 39, Barney Bear 39-43, One Mother's Family 39, Home on the Range 40, The Milky Way 40, Romeo in Rhythm 40, The Homeless Flea 40, Mrs. Ladybug 40, Dance of the Weed 41, Little Gravel Voice 42, The Boy and the Wolf 43)

Production Supervisor/Director: U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE FIRST MOTION PICTURE UNIT May 43-45 (Army Training Films)

Director/Producer: MGM TV c64-71 (The Tom and Jerry Show 65-72)


ITO, William (Willie) (1934- )

Inbetweener: DISNEY 54 (Lady and the Tramp 55)

Inbetweener/Assistant Animator: WARNER BROS. 54-60 (Bugs Bunny)

Assistant Animator: QUARTET FILMS 60 (Maypo TV Commercials [Assistant to Art BABBITT])

Layouts: WARNER BROS. 60 (Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam 61 [Prince Violent] [Friz FRELENG Unit]); HANNA-BARBERA c76-77 (The C.B. Bears 77-78)

Creative Producer/Layouts: SNOWBALL 60-61 (Beany and Cecil 62-63)

Layouts: HANNA-BARBERA 61-75 (The Flintstones 62-66, The Jetsons 62-64, Loopy de Loop 63-64, Hey There It's Yogi Bear 64, Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles 66-68, The Wacky Races 68-70, Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor 67-69, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop 69-71); JAY WARD; ACP; SANRIO 78 (Winds of Change aka Metamorphoses 78); DISNEY TV c84-88 (The Wuzzles 85-87, The Gummi Bears 85-89)

Art Director: HANNA-BARBERA c63-64 (Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! 64)

Layout Unit Manager: HANNA-BARBERA c73-75 (Hong Kong Phooey 74-76)

Character Designer: HANNA-BARBERA c77/80-81 (Galaxy Goof-Ups 78, The Kwicky Koala Show 81-82)

NOTE: Worked at DISNEY Consumer Products Division 76-99 drawing comic strips and illustrating books and merchandise


IVERSON, Gregory (Greg)

Assistant Animator: FINE ARTS FILMS 69 (Shinbone Alley 70)


IWERKS, Ub [nee Ubbe Ert IWWERKS] (24 Mar 1901-7 July 1971)

Animator/Director: LAUGH-O-GRAMS 22-23; DISNEY 24-30/42 (Alice Comedies 24-27, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 27-28, Mickey Mouse 28-30, Silly Symphony 29-30, Boys Anti-Tank Rifle 42 [aka Stop That Tank, for National Film Board of Canada]); IWERKS 30-39 [aka CELEBRITY PRODUCTIONS 30-36, CARTOON FILMS LTD. 36-39] (Flip the Frog 30-33, Willie Whopper 33-34, ComiColor Cartoons 33-36, Color Rhapsodies 36-39 [for Columbia], Porky Pig 37 [Porky and Gabby, Porky's Super Service – for Warner Bros.], Promotional short for Botts the Chemist pharmacy chain 38, Gran'pop Monkey 40 [A Busy Day, Beauty Shoppe, Baby Checkers])

Special Effects/Special Processes: DISNEY 9 Sept 40-7 July 71 (The Three Caballeros 45, Something You Didn't Eat 45, Make Mine Music 46, Song of the South 46, Fun and Fancy Free 47, Melody Time 48, So Dear to My Heart 49, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 49, Cinderella 50, Alice in Wonderland 51, Peter Pan 52, Lady and the Tramp 55, Sleeping Beauty 59, 101 Dalmatians 61, Mary Poppins 64, Bedknobs and Broomsticks 71)

Director: DISNEY c42 (Stop That Tank 42, All Together 42)



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